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AfriForum to speak about hate speech against minorities at UN

Appreciates opportunity to bring attention to social media hate speech from high-profile politicians

AfriForum to speak about hate speech against minorities in South Africa at United Nations

18 November 2020 

The civil rights organisation AfriForum will take part in the thirteenth United Nations Forum on Minority Issues on 19 and 20 November. This year’s theme is “Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities”. AfriForum’s Head of Policy and Action, Ernst Roets, will do a presentation via video feed on hate speech against minorities in South Africa.

“AfriForum appreciates the opportunity to have access to an international stage to bring attention to the persistent issue of hate speech against minorities in South Africa on social media and from high-profile politicians. As a civil rights organisation which focuses largely on minority rights, it is our responsibility to use every avenue possible in order to spread awareness about such issues,” says Roets.

AfriForum will also be releasing a video tomorrow about hate speech against minorities in South Africa in order to further bolster its campaign to spread awareness both domestically and abroad.

Issued by Ernst Roets, Head: Policy and Action, AfriForum, 18 November 2020